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UCSD to begin studying brain of famous amnesiac

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego are beginning today to examine the brain of H.M., an amnesic patient who was studied for decades before dying in 2008. Portions of the procedure will be broadcast on The Brain Observatory's Web site.

This lengthy San Diego Union-Tribune article contains more background, as well as an amazing quote in tribute of H.M:

“H.M. started a revolution in the study of memory,” said Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, a professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UCSD at the time of Molaison’s death. “His was an unforgettable contribution.”

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